Talk about timing! I literally wrote in yesterday's post:
I don't believe in coincidences; I believe in divine order.
I'm not necessarily saying that one of the agents listed in the article will be interested in my current book project, however, I do see the listings as a start.
One thing I've learned from the article written by Chuck Sambuchino is that there are ways to use social media (Twitter comes to mind) to find agents. Through hashtags like #diversebooks or #ownvoices, you may actually stumble upon an agent who's looking for the exact concept you're working on.
Another nugget of wisdom from Sambuchino is this:
You know what this means? Pitching season is in the atmosphere.
So, here's what I'm compiling for my research:
Agent name and agency affiliation
Genre representation and other books they've sold in the category
Opened/closed submission dates